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Welcome to Tweed Shire Council's online hub for community engagement.

This is your one-stop source of information about all of Council's engagement campaigns, including access to online forums, surveys, quick polls and videos.

Whenever Council is seeking community input on a Council-related issue, it will be featured here on Your Say Tweed. Our aim is to consolidate all Council's community engagement activities in one place so you can keep up to date with what's happening locally and have your say on the things that matter to you.

We invite you to drop by regularly to see and participate in the latest issues.

Contributing your ideas is quick and easy

Registration is optional but as a registered member of Your Say Tweed you will receive the full experience of Council’s online engagement site, including the ability to participate in all the online surveys and forums.

Of course, if you'd prefer, you can continue to engage with Council via the traditional methods. Information about Council's engagement campaigns is also available at Council's Customer Service centres at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah or you can contact Council on (02) 6670 2400.

Welcome to Tweed Shire Council's online hub for community engagement.

This is your one-stop source of information about all of Council's engagement campaigns, including access to online forums, surveys, quick polls and videos.

Whenever Council is seeking community input on a Council-related issue, it will be featured here on Your Say Tweed. Our aim is to consolidate all Council's community engagement activities in one place so you can keep up to date with what's happening locally and have your say on the things that matter to you.

We invite you to drop by regularly to see and participate in the latest issues.

Contributing your ideas is quick and easy

Registration is optional but as a registered member of Your Say Tweed you will receive the full experience of Council’s online engagement site, including the ability to participate in all the online surveys and forums.

Of course, if you'd prefer, you can continue to engage with Council via the traditional methods. Information about Council's engagement campaigns is also available at Council's Customer Service centres at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah or you can contact Council on (02) 6670 2400.

Consultation has concluded
  • Sizing up Fingal Head development

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    24 Feb 2016

    Building heights in Fingal Head are being reviewed by Council to understand community concerns about building height, appearance and amenity in the village.

    The review relates to all land in the Fingal Head locality and was initiated because of community concerns about building height measurements outlined in the Tweed Local Environmental Plan 2014.

    Click here for more information.


  • A $21.2 million investment to protect and reinvigorate the Kingscliff CBD

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    29 Jan 2016
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    The Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation is a three-stage $21.2 million project being undertaken by Council to protect and enhance facilities along the Kingscliff CBD coastline.

    • Stage 1 will construct a permanent sea wall to protect the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club, Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park and Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club from erosion caused by storm events and projected sea level rises
    • Stage 2 will refurbish and modernise the facilities and services at Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park, to better meet the demands of the visitors to the town, including a greater emphasis on cabin accommodation.
    • Stage 3 will create a Kingscliff Central Park, a community hub linking the Kingscliff central business district with the beach by providing oceans views from CBD businesses on Marine Park and establishing paths for improved beach access.
    Visit the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation page.

  • Community celebration for Razorback reopening

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    11 Jan 2016
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    Around 140 people attended a free community breakfast at Tom Beatson Outlook on Friday 15 January, to celebrate the popular Tweed Heads park’s reopening following its upgrade late last year.

    “While people have been enjoying renewed access to the outlook during the holiday period, we wanted to have a community celebration because of Razorback’s importance to so many people,” Council’s Director Community and Natural Resources, Tracey Stinson, said.

    "The number of people who joined us for the breakfast, from many different walks of life, demonstrated how this site means so many things for so many people."



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  • A strategy for events in the Tweed

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    17 Dec 2015
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    Community members are invited to speak up on how the Tweed supports, develops and attracts events in the region.

    The Draft Tweed Shire Council Events Strategy 2016-2020 is on public exhibition until 11 January 2016 and submissions will be accepted until 25 January.

    Priorities of the strategy include supporting existing event organisers, making the most of the Tweed as an event destination, improving expertise and growth and creating a customer service-centred ‘one-stop shop’ for approvals within Council.

    Focusing on the next four years, the strategy realigns the Tweed’s position on events with that of the community’s and identifies five themes central to the Tweed – Sport, Food, Music, Arts/Culture and Environment events.

    To view the Draft Tweed Shire Council Events Strategy 2016 – 2020, visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/OnExhibition or visit Council’s administration offices in Murwillumbah or Tweed Heads.

    Written submissions are invited until close of business on Monday 25 January 2016. Submissions should be posted to the General Manager, Tweed Shire Council, PO Box 816, Murwillumbah NSW 2484 or emailed to tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au


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  • Review of bin services for multi-unit residential properties

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    03 Dec 2015
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    Council is reviewing all residentially rated properties in Tweed Shire to ensure the correct waste charges are applied to each property, and that each has equal opportunity to access the required garbage and recycling services.

    Approximately 30 per cent of all residentially-rated multi-unit properties in Tweed Shire are currently paying for their garbage and recycling collection services via their Body Corporate or Strata, for services provided by Council or a private contractor. These charges are forwarded to the managing agent, who passes the charges on to each individual property.

    Under State Government legislation, from 1 July 2016, Council will send compulsory garbage and recycling service charges direct to all individual unit owners, as part of their rates.

    Click here to find out more
  • Complete sand bypass survey for chance to win GoPro

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    20 Nov 2015

    Tweed residents are being invited to complete a survey about the Tweed Sand Bypassing Project, to evaluate community awareness and understanding of the project.

    Everyone who completes the survey before 19 December, by visiting www.tweedsandbypass.nsw.gov.au/survey or phoning the Project Office on (02) 6620 5506, goes into a draw to win a GoPro Camera.

    Council is a partner in the project, along with the Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypassing Company, Gold Coast City Council, and the NSW and Queensland governments.

    The project has been operating for the past 10 years, moving sand between Letitia Spit and beaches on the southern Gold Coast.

    The survey is designed to help the Project Office connect with residents, beach users, surfers and the boating community, by identifying what the community knows and wants to know about the sand bypassing process.

  • Open for community input on parks and outdoor recreation areas

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    05 Nov 2015
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    Council is developing a new Open Space Strategy to guide its future planning and management of parks and open space in Tweed Shire.
    Input is invited from the public to help Council develop its open space priorities to better meet the needs of our growing community.
    Open space includes:
    • Parks
    • Sportsgrounds
    • Natural areas
    • Foreshore areas
    • Paths for walking and cycling
    As part of the process, Council will also review its provision of playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment,
    Click here to visit the Open Space Strategy page

  • Ploughing ahead to complete Sustainable Agriculture Strategy

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    04 Nov 2015
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    Council is entering the final stages of community engagement to develop the Tweed Sustainable Agriculture Strategy, with a number of opportunities for the community to provide input during the next few months.

    Click here to provide your input by completing the community survey.

    Agriculture is one of the main land uses in the Tweed Shire. However, a range of social, economic and environmental pressures - including an ageing farming population, changing land uses and increasing variability of environmental factors - are impacting on the viability of agriculture in the Tweed.

    Council is developing a Tweed Shire Sustainable Agriculture Strategy that will identify actions to meet these challenges.

    Click here to visit the Tweed Sustainable Agriculture Strategy page.


  • New backyard habitat program to boost wildlife

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    11 Sep 2015
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    A new Backyard Habitat for Wildlife program for Tweed Shire will be launched tomorrow as part of the Living for the Future Home Expo, being held this year at the Murwillumbah Civic Centre.

    The new program supports suburban landholders who provide native habitat in their backyard.

    In cities and suburban areas, backyard habitat provides an important sanctuary for native animals, particularly when habitat in surrounding areas is damaged or lost. Pockets of habitat provide important refuges for wildlife.

    Visit the Backyard Habitat for Wildlife page

    Click here to register for the Backyard Habitat for Wildlife program

    Further information is available by contacting Council’s Project Officer – Biodiversity, Michael Corke, on (02) 6670 2592 or email mcorke@tweed.nsw.gov.au

  • New use for Kingscliff Coast Guard traiing

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    07 Jul 2015
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    Residents are invited to provide their ideas about future uses of the former Kingscliff Coast Guard training facility at Cudgen Creek.

    Council is investigating options for the training building, at Kingscliff’s Ed Parker Rotary Park, which the coast guard unit vacated after ceasing operations in November last year.

    The training headquarters is prominently positioned near the centre of town and on the banks of Cudgen Creek

    Participate in the Kingscliff Coast Guard building online forum or send an emailed submission with your ideas.